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The Reluctant Sinner

(2009)
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This is an enthralling saga of rags-to-riches on the eve of the First World War. September, 1914. Eighteen-year-old Daisy Gilbert is the star seamstress at Mrs Evans' prestigious gown shop in Southampton. Hard-working and well-liked by customers, she has also started to take on a few private clients to supplement her family's meagre finances. Daisy's ambition, ultimately, is not to marry her sweetheart, Jack, who works at the docks, but to set up her own dressmaking business. When her beloved father, ill with TB, is advised a stay at a private nursing-home, Daisy determines that she will find the money to pay for it. So a suggestion from one of her clients, the flamboyant Mrs Cummings, that she should work evenings as a waitress at the Solent Club, one of the town's upmarket brothels, is tempting. Though her mother is horrified, Daisy takes up the offer, reassured that she will only be working behind the bar. Young, innocent and beautiful, Daisy proves popular with the Club's clientele. But with success come further temptations, and danger too from some of the town's less-reputable inhabitants. Will Daisy be able to care for her father, and preserve her own virtue?

Genre: Sagas

Praise for this book

"A heart rending tale of the life and loves of a brave and compassionate woman." - Gilda O'Neill


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Hardback Editions

May 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Reluctant Sinner
Author(s): June Tate
ISBN: 0-7505-3400-1 / 978-0-7505-3400-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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October 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Reluctant Sinner
Author(s): June Tate
ISBN: 0-7278-6849-7 / 978-0-7278-6849-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reluctant Sinner
Author(s): June Tate
ISBN: 0-7490-2008-3 / 978-0-7490-2008-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reluctant Sinner
Author(s): June Tate
ISBN: 1-84751-198-8 / 978-1-84751-198-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Paperbacks Ltd
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Reluctant Sinner
Author(s): June Tate
ISBN: 1-84652-964-6 / 978-1-84652-964-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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February 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Reluctant Sinner
Author(s): June Tate
ISBN: 1-84652-965-4 / 978-1-84652-965-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


February 2011 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: The Reluctant Sinner
Author(s): June Tate
ISBN: 1-84652-966-2 / 978-1-84652-966-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Reluctant Sinner
Author(s): June Tate
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU